Acquainted Cookies

Staff Writer
Acquainted Cookies
aquainted cookies
Frank Anzalone
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I never tire of the combination of coconut, chocolate, and almond. I wanted to create a cookie that showcases each, yet is more about flavor and substance than its candy cousin. Acquainted offers bites of familiar flavor with an adult interpretation — moist inside, with an outer crunch; chewy and a little sweet.

24
Servings
155
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and almond extracts. Beat until well blended.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt and add to butter mixture. Beat until just incorporated. Stir in the almonds, coconut, and chocolate chips.

Scoop or drop by 1 rounded teaspoon portions and roll into oval shape in hands. Place each 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Protein
3g
5%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
52µg
6%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
0.5µg
0.7%
Calcium
25mg
2%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Folic acid
10µg
N/A
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
22mg
5%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
3.2%
Phosphorus
49mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
81mg
2%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.8%
Sodium
31mg
1%
Sugars, added
5g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.3%